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Grade K – Gan Class Update 2-11-18

Posted on February 12, 2018

Hello Gan Class Families!

It was such a great weekend for the Gan Class students!  They were truly remarkable on the bimah on Shabbat morning.  So many congregants shared with me how impressed they were with our Gan Class students and how adorable they were singing.  The best part was their gigantic smiles as the crossed the bimah to receive their very own Torahs!  I hope you enjoyed the morning as much as I did.  Thank you for sharing your students with the community this weekend.

Sunday was also a super exciting day.  We spent much of the morning with Pizmon, the Jewish co-ed a capella group from Barnard/Columbia/JTS.  They helped us to learn a song with hand motions to share with the school.  Then we joined the whole school for a concert.  We got to sing our song for everyone, enjoyed the songs that the other classes learned and were entertained by the great songs Pizmon sang.  Some of them were very silly and others were songs we know from movies.

Our new letter today was vav.  Vav makes the sounds v- and begins the word vered which means rose.  All of the Gan Class students were given two vereds to take home today to help them remember our new letter and to share with their families.

Our Celebrations learning was about Purim which will take place the week after February Break.  Students have been working towards learning a song for the Purim Talent Show.  Today we learned more about the story of Purim.  We discussed some of the things we do on Purim, read from the Megillah, give Misloach Manot and play games.  I hope to see you on Wednesday, February 28th for our Purim Celebrations and on March 4th for the annual Purim Carnival.

Our Mystery Reader today was Robin Kahn.  She brought one of her favorite Purim story, Cakes and Miracles by Barbara Diamond Goldin.   If you aren’t familiar with this story, I highly recommend it. Thanks Robin for sharing such a great story with us!Image result for purim book cakes and miracles

Our next class will take place on March 4th.  I hope that your family enjoys a wonderful February Break.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the Gan Class.